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    By Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Democratic-led House, with President Joe Biden’s backing, passed legislation Thursday to repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force in Iraq, a step that supporters said was necessary for Congress to reassert its constitutional duty to weigh in on matters of war. Detractors worried it...
    ANDREW Clyde has been a United States Representative since 2021. Back in November 2020, Andrew Clyde beat Democratic nominee Devin Pandy for a seat in Congress. 4Rep. Andrew Clyde in Washington D.C.Credit: Getty Who is Rep. Andrew Clyde? Clyde, 57, is an American politician and gun dealer in Georgia. Originally from Ontario, Canada,...
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    The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill Thursday that would repeal the authorization of use of military force in Iraq that has been in effect since 2002.   Supporters of the measure say the repeal is necessary to restrict presidential war powers. The 268-161 House vote came one day after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced his support of the legislation, saying it would prevent acts of “military adventurism” like President Donald Trump's authorization...
    WASHINGTON (CBS SF/AP) — The House of Representatives, with the backing of President Joe Biden, approved legislation to repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force in Iraq, a step supporters say is necessary to constrain presidential war powers even though it is unlikely to affect U.S. military operations around the world. The Democratic-led...
    The House of Representatives Thursday voted to repeal the 2002 bill that cleared the way for the multi-decade conflict in Iraq, a first step in Congress’ bid to rein in presidential war powers. The bill passed with bipartisan support, reflecting both parties’ growing opposition to presidential war powers that have expanded throughout nearly all of...
    The lawmakers claim ending authorization would 'destabilize Iraq, embolden Iran, and strengthen al Qaeda and ISIS.' The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to repeal the 2002 resolution that authorized the United States to use military force in Iraq. But 160 Republicans voted against the move,...
    The House Thursday voted to repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force in Iraq and will send the legislation to the Senate, which is expected to take up the issue in the coming weeks.  The vote was 268-161 with 49 Republicans joining nearly all Democrats in passing the repeal. Backers said the 2002...
    The House on Thursday voted to repeal the 2002 authorization for the Iraq War in what lawmakers are framing as a first step in a broader effort to claw back presidential war powers. The House voted largely along party lines in a 268-161 vote to scrap the 2002 authorization for the use of military force...
    (CNN)The House voted Thursday to repeal the 2002 legal authorization for the war in Iraq, marking what the bill's backers hope is a first step to curbing the President's expansive war powers enacted after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.The House voted 268-161 to repeal the authorization, with 49 Republicans joining Democrats to back the...
    The House voted Thursday to revoke the 2002 authorization for the use of military force in Iraq, sending the measure to the Senate for a vote later this year. The bill passed by a vote of 268 to 161 and had the backing of 49 of the 209 voting Republicans. One Democrat voted against...
    The House voted Thursday to revoke the 2002 authorization for the use of military force in Iraq, sending the measure to the Senate for a vote later this year. The bill passed by a vote of 268 to 161 and had the backing of 49 of the 209 voting Republicans. One Democrat voted against...
    Doug Mills/New York Times/Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Congress gave George W. Bush approval to invade Iraq in 2002 and, for the better part of two decades, lawmakers have shown little interest in repealing it,...
    US President George W. Bush (L) speaks before signing the joint congressional resolution authorizing US use of force against Iraq if needed, 16 October 2002, at the White House in Washington, DC. From L are House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL), Secretary of State Colin Powell and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.Joyce Naltchayan | AFP |...
    The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to approve a bill Thursday that would repeal the authorization of use of military force in Iraq that has been in effect since 2002.      Supporters of the measure say the repeal is necessary to restrict presidential war powers.   The House vote comes one day after...
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Wednesday that he will bring up a resolution sometime in the coming months to revoke the 2002 authorization for the use of military force in Iraq. Schumer cited former President Donald Trump’s use of the AUMF to take out top Iraqi military commander Qassem Soleimani, which he said...
    Washington — The House will vote this week on a bill to repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force (AUMF) in Iraq, a measure which has the backing of the White House and is gaining momentum nearly 20 years after Congress approved voted to approve the U.S. invasion. The bill was introduced by...
    Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., conducts a news conference in the Capitol after the vote to advance the January 6th commission failed, on Friday, May 28, 2021.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday supported repeal of the 2002 U.S. war authorization in Iraq and said...
    Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerOvernight Energy: Schumer to trigger reconciliation process Wednesday | Bipartisan bill would ban 'forever chemicals' in cosmetics | Biden admin eyes step toward Trump-era proposal for uranium reserve GOP senator: I want to make Biden a 'one-half-term president' How Biden can get the infrastructure bill through Congress MORE (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday...
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    China’s state-run Global Times on Saturday compared demands for a more thorough investigation of the “lab leak hypothesis” – the theory that the Chinese coronavirus escaped from a Chinese virology lab in Wuhan – with the hunt for weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq. In other words, the Chinese paper claimed Western intelligence...
    (CNN)The House is voting Monday evening on a bill to repeal the 2002 US war authorization in Iraq, with Democrats hopeful that the White House's backing will give them newfound momentum to finally revoke the nearly 20-year-old authorization.The White House's Office of Management and Budget on Monday issued a statement supporting the House's legislation, a...
    A GRUESOME mass grave containing more than 120 ISIS victims has been uncovered in Iraq two years after the terror group was crushed. Iraqi authorities said the bodies of 123 people tortured and killed by terrorists at a prison near the city of Mosul have been removed from the horror grave in the village of...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Iraq's former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.PersonalBirth date: July 1, 1950Birth place: Hindiya, Iraq (some sources say Hilla) Birth name: Nuri Kamil al-MalikiRead MoreMarriage: MarriedChildren: Four daughters and a sonEducation: Usul al-Din College, B.A., Islamic Studies, 1973; Salahaddin University, M.A., Arabic Literature, 1992Religion: Shiite MuslimOther FactsProno: NOO-ree al-MAA-lick-eeChanged his...
    The son of Pakistani immigrants has become the first Muslim federal judge in U.S. history after the Senate voted to confirm him to the post by a vote of 81-16.  Zahid Quraishi's rise to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey was hailed as historic by legal scholars and Muslim groups. But...
    Retired Green Beret Joe Kent wants to bring his experience fighting America's enemies on the ground in the Middle East to Congress. Kent is one of several Republicans primarying Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., after she voted to impeach former President Trump in 2020. Herrera Beutler's vote crystallized Kent's commitment to making an impact after...
    Volunteers help build a traditional Iraqi building out of reeds at the Schuylkill Environmental Center in Philadelphia. Charles Davis/Insider "Al-Mudhif – A Confluence," is an art project by Sarah Kavage and Yaroub Al-Obaidi. Artists and volunteers are constructing a traditional Iraqi building out of reeds, or phragmites. It is believed to be one...
    The House next week will vote on a measure to repeal the 2002 law authorizing the president to use military force in Iraq after years of complaints by lawmakers that the authority is outdated and no longer needed. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced Thursday that the House would take up Rep. Barbara Lee’s...
    (CNN)Two drones were shot down over an Iraqi airbase housing US troops and Iraqi and coalition forces on Sunday, the Iraqi military said in a statement. The air defense system at al-Asad Airbase, one of the largest and oldest military bases in Iraq, intercepted and shot down the drones, the statement said. Several hours before,...
    A Chinese woman wears a protective mask as she crosses a nearly empty intersection on Feb. 13, 2020 in Beijing, China. In the past week, there’s been a major increase in stories attributing the first human infections by the SARS-CoV-2 virus to an accidental release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in Wuhan, China....
    Former Miss Universe Iraq Sarah Idan is reflecting on the photo that led her to flee her own country. The beauty pageant contestant was representing Iraq in 2017 when she famously took a selfie with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, and posted it on social media. She captioned the snap "Peace and Love from Miss Iraq...
    A former Miss Iraq who was forced to flee her native country after posting a selfie with Miss Israel said at a pro-Israel rally 25 percent of the global Muslim population are radical Islamists who want to eradicate the U.S. and Israel. In a video uploaded to YouTube this week, Sarah Idan said Muslims in...
    A senior member of the Iran-backed militia coalition Iraq integrated into its armed forces claimed the group can attack U.S. combat troops and military installations with Iran-made drones, Kurdish news outlet Rudaw reported on Monday. In a television interview with a Rudaw journalist that aired Sunday, Abd al-Rahman al-Jazairi – whose role in the Popular Mobilization Forces...
    One-third of Americans think it was either a mistake or they are unsure if the United States should have been involved in World War II, including 14% who think it was a mistake to fight against Germanys Nazis and the Japanese, according to an Economist/YouGov poll. In the study, 1,500 Americans were asked if the...
    China has accused the United States of taking a 'dangerous stance' in calling for a full investigation into the possibility that COVID--19 escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan, warning that Washington 'could meet its Waterloo in this battle'. China's state newspaper, The Global Times, published an op ed on Sunday likening Joe Biden's search for...
    President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden flew back to Washington from Delaware Monday as they marked Memorial Day observances with a visit to the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Biden, who was joined by Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff, attended the traditional wreath-laying ceremony at the...
    CHINA has raged that the Wuhan lab Covid leak probe will be like the "US finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq" and warned the West faces its "Waterloo". An editorial published by Communist Party-run Global Times claims the American government is "full of arrogance" and blasts the theory that Covid-19 emerged from a laboratory...
    A DEVASTATED mum has told of her "excruciating heartbreak" after her son became the eleventh soldier from a single infantry battalion to take their own life. Lance Corporal Andy Francis' unit saw some of the Army's bloodiest combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, with many left with PTSD or severe mental health problems. 2Lance Corporal Andy...
    President Biden sent a warning to the presidents of China and Russia during his Memorial Day address on Sunday. "I had a long conversation for two hours recently with [Chinese] President Xi [Jinping], making it clear to him we could do nothing but speak out for human rights around the world because that's who we...
    President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden drew on their own family experience to celebrate America's armed forces and their loved ones during a Memorial Day weekend kickoff event on Friday. "The families of our service members and veterans, the caregivers who lift up our wounded and our ill and our injured, the survivors...
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    The Pentagon is planning to seek approval from President Joe Biden on strikes against Iranian-backed militias in Iraq, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. Iraq’s Ain al-Asad air base, which hosts U.S. forces, suffered from a rocket attack Monday. No one was hurt during the attack, a coalition spokesman told Reuters. This...
    U.S. State Department spokesman Netflix said the United States was angry over threats against peaceful Iraqi protesters. “We welcome every effort by the (Iraqi) government (IS) to hold militants, thugs and defensive groups responsible for attacks on Iraqis who exercise their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, as well as their violations of...
    Iraqi security forces on Wednesday arrested Qassem Mahmoud Karim Musleh, a prominent leader of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), in connection to the deaths of multiple activists, Kurdish news outlet Rudaw reported. A statement from Iraq’s Security Media Cell confirmed the arrest, relaying the warrant for Musleh’s arrest came in connection to an investigation under...
    FORMER Senator John Warner of Virginia has died at 94, his longtime chief of staff said Wednesday. Warner died Tuesday of heart failure at home in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and daughter at his side, Susan A. Magill said. 1Senator John Warner has diedCredit: AP:Associated Press "He was frail but had a lot of...
    Northampton High School graduate and Iraq War sergeant Brandon Heist died at the Muhlenberg Campus of Lehigh Valley Hospital in Bethlehem on May 11. He was 34. Born in Bethlehem, Heist was raised by his father with help from his aunt and uncle after his mother, Patricia Jo Holliday, died when he was four, his...
    PORTSMOUTH — Students at Clay Elementary had the opportunity to open their hearts to the world as they participated in Hearts Around the World. Third-grade teacher Brenda Strickland started the project with her classes about six years ago, hoping to teach her students about the 50 states and how fast social media and communication can...
    A single rocket struck close to a military base hosting U.S. troops in western Iraq on Monday without causing any injuries, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition said. The rocket struck near Ain al-Asad air base, a sprawling complex in Anbar province, at 1:35 p.m., Col. Wayne Marotto said on Twitter. He said damages were...